On the Problem of Wanting

the love story project

For weeks I’ve wanted to write about all that’s happened in my life in 2015, but I couldn’t find a good way to get at it. I keep thinking back to a rainy Sunday night, about a year ago, when I met two friends for dinner. One was pregnant and doing interesting research for her PhD in linguistics. She and her husband were thinking about buying a condo or moving to a new, baby-friendly apartment. The other, a psychologist, I hadn’t seen since August, when she was in the midst of a messy break up with a not-at-all-nice guy. But by March she was living happily with her new boyfriend—a man who seemed unbelievably successful and kind and good for her. A man she met the day after her break up. She told us about helping to raise his two kids, and her summer plans to attend conferences and visit…

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It’s not Social Media, but the people using it…..

Godiva World

“When you give everyone a voice and give people power, the system usually ends up in a really good place.” -Mark Zuckerberg, CEO & Founder of Facebook

Facebook.  Twitter.  Instagram.  Pinterest.  Tumblr.  Blogs.  Kik. Flickr.  The list goes on and on and on but social media is here to stay in a big way!

One thing for certain though, social media has enabled people to connect and communicate at a single keystroke.  It enables you to share snippets of your life with anyone who friends or follows; with friends/family and perfect strangers.  Social media has created a whole new way to meet and greet perfect strangers.  

Unfortunately though, with all of its wonders, it has also created a false sense of belonging; keyboard bandits and bullies; imaginary friends for those how in the real world perhaps wouldn’t have any; make-believe lives; and just about any other dream one can…

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